Some 10,000 households of BF Resort Village will soon enjoy potable water 24 hours a day, 7 days a week after Las Piñas City Mayor Vergel “Nene” Aguilar brokered an agreement between Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) and the various homeowners’ associations.
Aguilar said under the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with BF Resort Village Homeowners Association, Inc. (BFRVHAI), BF Homes, Inc. (BFHI) and its water distribution arm, Philippine Waterworks and Construction Corporation (PWCC) Maynilad will construct and rehabilitate the water system inside BF Resort, Homes Villages in Las Piñas City.
For years, residents of BF Resort, Homes Villages sourced their water from several deep wells operated by the PWCC, or from expensive water deliveries, which charge an average of Php30 per drum and can cost as much as P1,800 per month.
Aguilar explained the project is aimed to support the policy of the National Water Resources Board (NWRB) citing that prolonged use of deep wells can drain underground aquifers and pose threats to the environment and to health. He said the construction and rehabilitation likewise will also prevent operations of illegal deep wells in the area.
“Finally, we can bring clean, affordable surface water to BF Resort, Homes residents. We thank the local government of Las Piñas and the BF Resort, Homes homeowners’ associations for making this project possible,” said Maynilad President and CEO Ricky Vargas.
Maynilad is the largest private water concessionaire in the Philippines in terms of customer base. It is a concessionaire of the MWSS for the West Zone of the Greater Manila Area, which is composed of the cities of Manila (all but portions of San Andres & Sta. Ana), Quezon City (west of San Juan River, West Avenue, EDSA, Congressional, Mindanao Avenue, the northern part starting from the Districts of the Holy Spirit & Batasan Hills), Makati (west of South Super Highway), Caloocan, Pasay, Parañaque, Las Piñas, Muntinlupa, Valenzuela, Navotas and Malabon all in Metro Manila; Cavite City, and the towns of Bacoor, Imus, Kawit, Noveleta and Rosario, all in Cavite Province. (END)